Gerwyn Price is through to the third round of the PDC World Darts Championship.
Gerwyn Price survived a scare on Monday but eventually made it through to the third round of the PDC World Darts Championship with a battling 3-2 win over fellow Welshman Jamie Lewis (Price 5/1 – PDC World Darts Championship Outright).
After winning more titles than anyone else across the campaign, Price was expected to cruise into the next round. He struggled early on against Lewis though, before taking the second set.
A 160 check-out landed him the third set, but Lewis fought back valiantly to claim the fourth.
Both men looked like they could progress, but Price found a way to win and sealed a 3-2 success at the Ally Pally.
The 35-year-old has vowed to learn from the contest and improve in the next round, but he is yet to learn his opponent.
He will face either Brendan Dolan or Edward Foulkes, the Japanese qualifier, who play on Tuesday (Dolan 2/5, Foulkes 2/1 – PDC World Darts Championship Match Betting).
Elsewhere, Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts also reached the third round after beating 10th seed Ian White 3-1.
England’s Ryan Joyce was knocked out of the competition by Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski after a 3-0 scoreline, while German number one Gabriel Clemens beat compatriot Nico Kurz 3-1 to advance.
Tuesday’s action sees eight more second-round matches take place, with two-time world champion Adrian Lewis facing Danny Baggish.
Simon Whitlock also features in the afternoon session as he does battle with Darius Labanauskas (Whitlock 2/5, Labanauskas 2/1 – PDC World Darts Championship Match Betting).
Joe Cullen will tackle Wayne Jones, while in the evening session, Rob Cross and Dimitri Van den Bergh will take to the oche.
Cross faces Dirk van Duijvenbode, while Paul Kim will hope to eliminate Van der Bergh.